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recommended New DelhiI love Delhi. It's a dusty, polluted, trash-filled and abject place. It's a nightmare tangle of traffic and poverty, complaining rickshaw-wallahs and sketchy Kashmiris selling ersatz hashish. The air ... read moreis so bad that they say living here takes ten years off your life, and you'll be damned if it doesn't seem it by the end of your 3rd day here. But you know what? - Delhi's got CHARACTER. And character, as a wise man once said, goes an awful long way. As you wander through the twisting bazaars of old Delhi, eat rich Mughali lamb curries and chana masala with piping hot naan, tour stunning medieval tombs and forts lying in the middle of the city's sprawling modern chaos, and generally soak up the conflicting, incomparable ambiance of this most Indian metropolis, you'll find it's awfully hard not to leave impressed.Matthew Crompton
Hell's Bells! There are SO many great places in Northern India -- one of my very favorite locations on Earth! Check out Bodhgaya or Varanasi for real spiritual culture, the state of Rajasthan for desert romance, or Rishikesh for laid-back small-town flavor. My passport here on gogobot should have more ideas for you. Good luck! =)
recommended VaranasiThis is the single most amazing place in the world. Reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited human civilization, Varanasi has an energy all its own. It is also one of the holiest cities in ... read moreHinduism, and many people believe that if you die in Varanasi you will be granted enlightenment. As a result, people come here to die, and there are funeral pyres burning 24/7 on the stone ghatts along the ganges. Note: this place, like many spots in India, is not for the faint of heart. Its dirty, full of crazy things. You will see dead bodies everywhere and other things that may shock your senses.Travis Katz
Not near rajastan, but amazing!
recommended PushkarPushkar is a strange and wonderful place. Its whitewashed buildings wrap around a holy lake where it is said that Lord Brahma (look it up) performed penance here for 60,000 years. Lots of holy ... read morefestivals, rooftop restaurants with views of the lake, and a laid back atmosphere.
recommended JaisalmerRising up out of the golden sands of the Rajasthani desert, Jaiselmer is a step back in time. Think arabian nights, with narrow, winding streets, ancient fortresses, camels and men in brightly colored ... read moreturbans. Jaisalmer is romantic and unforgettable. PS - met my wife here.Travis Katz
Not sure how you define north - India is massive. If you are thinking Rajastan (you should be) - this place is amazing.
- Agra FortRakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Taj MahalAgra, Uttar Pradesh, India